Within a space of 24 hours Chatsworth Police arrested two suspects in the Policing Precinct.

Last night, police officers acted on information after receiving intelligence of motor vehicles being stripped at a property in Westcliff, Chatsworth. Upon arrival Police found this intelligence to be authentic. Two suspects, aged 31 and 40, were detained at the Police Station for being in possession of stolen property.

In a separate incident, on 14 March 2024, Police acted on information of a motor vehicle that was stolen from the King Edward Hospital around midday. The force multipliers from C Track and S.A.P.S 911 joined the members in a coordinated effort to intercept the vehicle which was traveling along the M1 Highway resulting in the arrest of a 22-year-old suspect. Police recovered the Toyota Fortuner that was stolen.

The suspects will appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court in due course on charges of being in possession of stolen property and theft of motor vehicle.

The Station Commander Brigadier Ruth De Villiers applauds the team for acting swiftly on the information received. The establishment of this specialized team had the intended purpose which is to strategically address economic crimes such as theft of motor vehicles, theft out of motor vehicles and burglaries.

Police are urging residents not to purchase stolen property as this amounts to criminality, rather report this to Police. Police can effect arrests if you are found in possession of stolen property ultimately placing perpetrators before the Criminal Justice System.